HP announced today that Mark Hurd of NCR will be taking over Carly Fiorina's job. The New York Times take is that it's a good fit; I agree. I've met Mark and saw him operate at the Teradata division of NCR. The two companies are culturally quite similar; quality engineering is central to both. They both have the attitude that superb engineering will win out; marketing, while not ignored, is somewhat secondary. HP under Carly tried to give more gloss to the marketing, but I think inside the company she was despised for it.
Mark's biggest challenge will probably be getting used to the Silicon Valley ambience. Trust me, Dayton, Ohio (NCR's headquarters) is not known for its fruit smoothies or veggie wraps. So hurrah to HP and condolences to NCR, which I know will miss Mark terribly.